by Channel 2 News staff
Saturday, January 16, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A bill proposed for the upcoming legislative session wants the state to pay attorneys' fees for governors accused of ethics violations.
The bill applies to current and former officials accused of executive branch ethics violations. The state would pay "reasonable" fees if the official accused was cleared in the matter or the case was dismissed.
A separate pre-filed bill aims to keep ethics complaints against the executive branch confidential until they are found to have merit. This would match protections currently given to state lawmakers.